In 2016, Canada sent 316 athletes to the Summer Olympics. 59% of those athletes were women and they brought home 87% of the medals. Yet, girls are quitting sport in huge numbers.
In partnership with Canadian Tire Jumpstart, the Coaching Association of Canada, and the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport, we have created the Keeping Girls in Sport program.
Keeping Girls in Sport was created to help everyone who coaches girls, even parents, understand how girls develop physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally. When we understand how and why girls play we can help every young athlete stay in sport, reach their potential, and remain active long after the competitions end. Finally becoming the next generation of inspiring female coaches and role models.